Charlotte Mew

Symbol of rooms: They were a mental and physical prison for her from which he couldn’t escape.

  • Born: 15 November 1869 Bloomsbury, London
  • Died: 24 March 1928 ( she was 58 years old )
  • English poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and modernism
  • Her father died living the family with plenty of debts, two of her siblings suffered of mental illness and three others died in early childhood
  • Her poem variate, some are passionate discussions of faith and the possibility of belief in god, other are postmodernist, other in dramatic monologues.
  1. Read about the writer.

    Make notes about her life and about what may have influenced her writings.  Why is it said that the life of the writer was a tragedy?

    She was an english poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and modernism. Her father died living the family with plenty of debts, two of her siblings suffered of mental. Her private life was a tragedy since her sister and she were left alone, without anyone. This is why they say her life was a tragedy.

  2. Read the poem: how are “rooms” described?

           Each room was different. All of them represented a moment of her life, something she passed through. The different sickness of her siblings or memories of her father. When she remembers the rooms she feels different emotions. Some of this rooms are Paris and Geneva, other in which she was sick, and others of trips.

 

3) “The poem offers us a poignant account of loss as qualified through the depiction of abandoned rooms. Rooms are the physical means to which relationships are developed and consecrated. It entails intimacy and love, as well as abandon and death. It shelters individuals, as well as couples, from the harshness of the natural elements outside, providing them with a private and cosy space. There is also a sense of shifting dependence as the couples travel from room to room, leaving their trails behind and simultaneously having images of the abandoned rooms imprinted upon their memories.”

Account for this with quotation from the poem

 

Though every morning we seem to wake and might just as well seem to sleep again”

Referring to the room they died, it talks about the intimacy, passion and love there is in there.

 

  1. The poem begins “I remember”. What does this tell you about the voice? And the tone?

    The poem begins “I remember” and it shows that the voice of the poem is nostalgic, many emotions and feelings mixed because she visits her rooms.

 

  1. What is the theme in your opinion? What is the tone?

In my opinion i believe that some of the themes present in this poem are love, many types and how they affect us.

 

Essay 1 (500-700 words)

 

Comment closely on how the writers of “Rooms” and “Home is So Sad” deal with the double meaning of “rooms” in their poems.

Both poem “Rooms” and “Home is So Sad”deal with the abandonment of places by family’s all along the passing of years. This places have different meanings, different stories and different meanings. This two poems have a relation, the tone is similar and the main themes such as love, abandonment, loss too but the two of them with different tragic implications. This “rooms” have double meaning in the poems for a couple of reasons.

To start with, the poem “Rooms” by Charlotte Mew deals with the abandonment of places by a family. The writer distinguish relations into different rooms reflecting the role they had on her life.  This rooms represented moments of her life and every time she entered one of those rooms memories came to her head, and sometimes she remembered bad moments as the sickness of her siblings, but either way she felt a lot of emotions and feelings.

At the first part of the poem, she refers to “rooms” like Paris and Geneva. “The room in Paris, the room at Geneva”.  She makes memories of the trips she did with her family and it was something good, since her life at that moment was not complicated and tragic, it was more normal. “Rooms where for good or for ill, things died”, the author is making a suggestion that those rooms were good depending on what had happened before. She was committed to one specific room “but there is the room where we (two) lie dead”, in this one she was with her lover, it was full of passion and she couldn’t let him and it go. She felt she was tied up to it and she was not dispuesta to leave it.

Moreover, the poem “Home is So Sad” by Philip Larkin deals with love, loss and abandonment of places as in the poem “Rooms”. The author claims that a home was abandoned by one family, he explains the sadness that the home has passed through and now the home cannot accept that it’s just an old building with no life inside. “Sad”, it reflects the feeling of the unoccupied house and makes it all more melodramatic. “It stays as it was left”, meaning that the place is frozen in time, people left and it has not been touched since then, people left and later came back but it was still the exact same place. “You can see how it was “, now is just a simple memory that it doesn’t make any effect, an abandoned place, a shadow from the past. “That vase”, it makes references to something old that it has been there for a long time, a valious object that has a symbol because it holds good old memories.

In conclusion, there are two double meanings for “rooms”. The literal one, the different rooms all along the passing of years and the metaphorical meaning of room that was more nostalgic, about memories from each one of them. Thus two poem can connect because of the “rooms” present in both.

 

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Raymond Carver & Borden

Raymond Carver

  • Born: May 25, 1938 Oregon ps
  • Died: August 2, 1988 Washington
  • Where from? Clatskanie, Oregon
  • Type of writings: short story writer and poet
  • Influence on his/her writings: Carver became interested in writing in Paradise, California. While attending to college, he enrolled in a creative writing course taught by the novelist John Gardner,  became a mentor and had a major influence on Carver’s life and career.
  • Important life experience: Carver’s father was a heavy drinker. He got married a 16 year old at age 19 with Maryann Burk, in 1957 (they had two kids). He abused and cheated on her. He then got married with the poet Tess Gallagher in 1988. Six weeks later, Raymond died from lung cancer at age 50.

Borden Deal

 

  • Born: October 12, 1922 in Pontotoc, Mississippi
  • Died: January 22, 1986 in Sarasota, Florida
  • Type of writing: Novels and short stories
  • Influence on his writing: The Great Depression
  • Important life experience: During the Depression, his family lost his farm. This experience has inspired him when writing, since his main theme is man’s mystical attachment to the earth and his quest for land.

 

 

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Nervous system: neurons and synapse

Let´s start a new topic!

All mammals have a CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and a PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The CNS is made up of the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is made up of nerves and receptores.

The NEURONES are special cells which coordinate the messages travelling through the nervous system.

  1. ANATOMY OF A NEURONE: Watch THIS video!
  • Act: State how the structure of a neurone is related to the function.

2. TYPES OF NEURONES: Read “overiew of neurone structure and function   from HERE  .

  • Act: Make a labelled drawing of each of the three types of neurones, motor, sensory and relay, and state their functions.

3. SYNAPSE:

  • Act: Post a short video explaining synapse.
  • Act: Describe in your own words how nerve impulses are transmitted from neurone to neurone.

ANSWERS:

  1. The structure of a neuron is related to its function because they transmit signals all along the body. Long extensions make possible sending this signals in long distances on our bodies and from the neurons cell body. The axons and the dentries have the possibility of extending far away from the cell body and they send signals to other cells.

2. There are three types of neurons. Sensory neurons are nerve cells within the nervous system responsible for converting external stimuli from the organism’s environment into internal electrical impulses. Motor Neurons are efferent neurons that originate in the spinal cord and synapse with muscle fibers to facilitate muscle contraction and with muscle spindles to modify proprioceptive sensitivity. Interneurons link sensory neurons to motor neurons making it possible to respond to sensory input or stimuli.

3. video explaining synapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhowH0kb7n0

Synapse connects two different neurones, from the end pf the axon to the denture of another neurone. The axons is full of snare proteins containing neurotransmitters. This snare proteins bind to others so when an electrical signal arrives, positive iones are able to bind other proteins. This will lead to exocytosis as the neurotransmitters are released.

 

 

 

 

Publicado en 4AC2018, biology, Biology virtual period, Uncategorized | Deja un comentario

The lady in the looking glass

  • Caos inside the house
  • Comparison is superficial
  • No one can really see her
  • The house qne Isabella are 1
  • She was a “solterona” not very good seen
  • There is a personification of the furniture. The furniture know more about her than the people who went to the house and st on the sofa to have any kind of conversation.
  • Narrator knew her but not so much, he cannot tell us a lot about her
  • Narrator: third person limited ( he could never penetrate the character’s mind)
  • In the last part the narrator changes “one” for “she”.
  • At the end Isabella becomes the “narrative voice”
  • Opposite coexistence
  • “Nothing stays the same for two seconds together” —-> state of mind, completely crazy, out of her mind
  • Climatic moment: when she is in front of the mirror and she discovered herself, she realizes that she is empty (epiphanic moment)
  • Resolution:
  • Themes: emptiness, individual is society, reality vs superficiality, isolation, role or women in the 19th, female (self)
  • Metaphor of the mirror
  • Motif: a symbol that that appears all along the story —-> in the story,
  1. Notice how the mirror in the first paragraph is set up as the frame for a kind of a portrait.
    In the first paragraph the mirror is set up as the frame for a kind of a portrait that shows Isabella’s personality. Through out we can see that the protagonist is empty, she is completely isolated, the frame is hiding who she really is.
  2. The unnamed narrator attempts to construct a portrait of the Isabella Tyson that consists of her outer self and her inner self. The portrait is reflected in the objects inside and outside the house as they reflect in the mirror. Describe the images reflected in the mirror.
    The narrator constructs a portrait of Isabella that consists of her outer self and her inner self.  The mirror reflects Isabella, her personality and transmitted emptiness. In the outside it reflects her garden with was espectacular, so beautiful that it showed grandness and splendour.
  3. What kind of contrast is there between the objects inside the house and outside the house, as they are reflected in the mirror?
    Objects inside the house and outside the house were the opposite. Outside the house it was all perfect, flawless and exemplary as Isabella was in the outside of herself. It gives a sense of order and perfection. Objects inside the house were the contrary of the one’s outside. Inside the house it was all a chaos, disorganization, confusion, it gave a sense of unclear things as Isabella’s thoughts. This objects with were inside reflected how Isabella was inside, her inner self. It was a chaos, it showed her state of mind, she was completely crazy, “Nothing stays the same for two seconds together”. 
  4. Describe how the narrator attempts to compose the portrait through the mood inside the room, through her own imagination, and through the presentation of Isabella in the mirror.
    The narrator composed the mood inside the room as one in the middle of a chaos as Isabella was. Something constantly changing. Everything seems to be relay perfect but nothing is like this, it’s all upside down.
  5. What are the known facts about Isabella’s outer self?
    We don’t know so much about Isabella, no one really knows her and no one can see her, inside. Besides, there are some facts that we do know for example that she ives alone, that her house outside is perfect but int the inside is a chaos, and also that she doesn’t live with anyone else than herself. She gives an impression 0f having a magnificence life full of richness.
  6. What material objects inside and outside the house does the narrator use to imagine Isabella’s life?
    We know that Isabella is a woman that had travelled a lot over many different places of the world. “the most obscures corners of the world”, we can see that many objects from Isabella’s house were from other parts, so she has a “traveling life”. Also, the letters are a powerful object since they show her as an occupant, working, and interesting woman that cares about society and she is really involved with it. The way she dressed also showed that she cared how people saw her, she cared about appearances.
  7. According to the narrator, Isabella’s letters are supposed to have information about her that we don’t know.
  8. Yes, it was possible to see Isabella’s inner reality when she got naked in front if the mirror. She took all of her superficiality off, and that was when we could really see her, and her emptiness. She was completely empty, and have been hiding it through the entire story.
  9. I think that the inner self of an individual is finally knowable, but it isn’t easy. In the context where the story was written, Isabella represented any woman in the 19th century, when women had no say at all. Isabella was just a product of society, and that’s why she was so empty, she had to pretend to be someone that she wasn’t. I think that this story is a criticism to society and the role of women before.
  10. The mirror is very important since it shows the truth. No matter how hard Isabella tried to hide her emptiness, when she looked at the mirror all of her superficiality was gone and was able to see her true inner and real identity.
  11. Stream of consciousness: a method of narration that describes happenings in the flow of thoughts in the minds of the characters. On the one hand, we have the narrator building up an image of Isabella while expressing her feeling towards her. On the other hand, we have the writer, Virginia Woolf, who criticized society by expressing her personal thoughts during the story.

I worked with Rochi segura.

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Sex hormones and puberty

Sex hormones are responsible of the most dramatic changes that occur in the body. They control puberty, egg and sperm production, pregnancy, birth and lactation.

  1. Read the information about Puberty HERE.
  2. State the female and male hormones which are responsible for the development of the secondary sexual characteristics
  3. Build a comparison table between the changes that occur in male and female after puberty.
  4. Search in the internet and summarize the site of production and effects of the following sex hormones:

– FSH, LH, oestrogen, progesterone, oxytocine, Hcg, prolactine and testosterone.

5. The chart shows the ages at which the changes associated with puberty take place in boys and girls. Answer questions a, b, c, d and e.

(a) What is the most common age at which boys undergo the changes of puberty?

(b) If a girl had not started menstruation by the age of 15, would this be cause for concern?

(c) Which two features of puberty show the greatest range in the times at which they  occur.

 

(d) Is it unusual for a girl of 9 years to start her menstrual periods?

(e) On average, is it boys or girls who first show the onset of puberty?

ANSWERS: 

2. The female hormones responsible for the development of the secondary sexual characteristics are; oestrogen and progesterone. The male hormone responsible for the development of the secondary sexual characteristics is testosterone. These hormones are stimulated by Luteinising Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone.

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4.

  • FSH: hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It stimulates the ovaries to release the hormone estrogen and it causes and egg to mature in an ovary.
  • LH: It causes the mature egg to be released from the ovary.
  • Oestrogen: It is secreted by the ovaries and it stimulates the pituitary gland to release LH. It stops FSH of being produced.
  • Progesterone:It is secreted by ovaries. It maintains the lining of the uterus during the middle part of the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy.
  • Oxytocin: It is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. This important hormone plays a crucial role in the childbirth process and also helps with male reproduction.
  • HCG:It is a hormone produced by the placenta after implantation. Human chorionic gonadotropin interacts with the LHCG receptor of the ovary and promotes the maintenance of the corpus luteum during the beginning of pregnancy.
  • Prolactin: Produced in the pituitary gland, named because of its role in lactation. It also has other wide-ranging functions in the body, from acting on the reproductive system to influencing behaviour and regulating the immune system.
  • TestosteroneIt is a hormone that is responsible for many of the physical characteristics specific to adult males.

5. a)  Most common age: 12 years old
b) No, it could happen even the normal age is between 12 and 14
c) Menstrual prior, growth of hair and breast
d) It could happen, it depends , on some girls yes and in others no
e) girls

Publicado en 4AC2018, biology, Biology virtual period | 1 comentario

Charlotte Mew activity “Rooms”

Symbol of rooms: They were a mental and physical prison for her from which he couldn’t escape.

Born: 15 November 1869 Bloomsbury, London
Died: 24 March 1928 ( she was 58 years old )
English poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and modernism
Her father died living the family with plenty of debts, two of her siblings suffered of mental illness and three others died in early childhood
Her poem variate, some are passionate discussions of faith and the possibility of belief in god, other are postmodernist, other in dramatic monologues.
Read about the writer.

1. Make notes about her life and about what may have influenced her writings. Why is it said that the life of the writer was a tragedy?

She was an english poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and modernism. Her father died living the family with plenty of debts, two of her siblings suffered of mental. Her private life was a tragedy since her sister and she were left alone, without anyone. This is why they say her life was a tragedy.

2. Read the poem: how are “rooms” described?
Each room was different. All of them represented a moment of her life, something she passed through. The different sickness of her siblings or memories of her father. When she remembers the rooms she feels different emotions. Some of this rooms are Paris and Geneva, other in which she was sick, and others of trips.

3) “The poem offers us a poignant account of loss as qualified through the depiction of abandoned rooms. Rooms are the physical means to which relationships are developed and consecrated. It entails intimacy and love, as well as abandon and death. It shelters individuals, as well as couples, from the harshness of the natural elements outside, providing them with a private and cosy space. There is also a sense of shifting dependence as the couples travel from room to room, leaving their trails behind and simultaneously having images of the abandoned rooms imprinted upon their memories.”

Account for this with quotation from the poem

“Though every morning we seem to wake and might just as well seem to sleep again”
Referring to the room they died, it talks about the intimacy, passion and love there is in there.

4. The poem begins “I remember”. What does this tell you about the voice? And the tone?

The poem begins “I remember” and it shows that the voice of the poem is nostalgic, many emotions and feelings mixed because she visits her rooms.

5. What is the theme in your opinion? What is the tone?
In my opinion i believe that some of the themes present in this poem are love, many types and how they affect us.

Activity 2

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Endocrine system: adrenaline adh

  1. a)
    – raises blood sugar levels by stimulating the liver of changing from glycogen into    glucose
    -it causes the fatty tissue to release fat into blood
    -increases the heart rate, arterioles dilate
    -increases blood flows to the muscles
    -at the same time it reduces the blood flow to the skin and the intestines, skin diameter constrict
    -widens the bronchiole, breathing rate increase
    -dilate pupilsb) Adrenaline is secreted for example when we make some physical activity, like when someone does bumping jumping. Also when we are to excited for something or too stressed for example before an exam, and also when we see a famous person we like.
  2. -when there is little water:-when there is too much water :

 

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Publicado en 4AC2018, Biology virtual period | 1 comentario

Trabajo Practico de Literatura N1

Hay muchas frases, solo algunas quedan dando vueltas en nuestras cabezas. Estas la mayoría del tiempo suelen tener un significado importante, una moraleja, algo que podemos aprender y así aprovecharlo.

La frase “uno es dueño de sus silencios y esclavo de sus palabras” hace referencia a determinadas ideas. Estas nos ayudan a abrir nuestras mentes y muchas veces nos da un buen resultado. El silencio y las palabras son armas que uno puede utilizar en la vida cotidiana, causan efectos en las personas y a su vez cuentan con una gran importancia.

Por un lado, guardar silencio dentro de uno mismo a algunas personas les puede resultar realmente difícil mientras que a otras no. En ese mismo silencio escondemos nuestros sentimientos y no los dejamos salir al exterior, quedan guardados en nosotros como simples palabras flotando dentro de nuestras mentes. El dueño de estas palabras obtiene un único poder sobre ellas ya que el las controla y decide qué hacer con ellas. Solo el sabe y decidirá donde terminaran esas palabras. El callar exige en algunos casos sufrimiento, renuncia y privación. Se necesita coraje tanto para hablar como para callar y guardar silencio.

Por otro lado, surgen contraposiciones al guardar silencio. Al hacerlo uno se está guardando lo que tiene ganas de comunicar al resto de las personas. Existen caminos largos y otros cortos. No decir las palabras es el camino corto, muchos tienen miedo a tener diferentes opiniones que el resto de la sociedad, miedo a ser rechazado o no escuchado. El silencio puede ser peligroso cuando uno calla porque no está comunicando lo que piensa y podría perjudicar a la persona.

En lo contrario, encontramos las palabras. Las palabras que utilizamos en nuestras vida cotidiana todos los días. Estas, tienen un valor importante ya que con ellas nos dirigimos hacia otros y nos expresamos. Las palabras pueden crear grandes caminos y a su vez pueden rematar a algunas personas. En el momento que uno decide compartir esas palabras con otras personas dejan de ser completamente de uno mismo ya que participan en mentes de otros. El dialogar uno debe tener cuidado con lo que dice, las palabras que utiliza porque estas pueden hacer daño ya que son peligrosas y pueden generar problemas o discusiones. A su misma vez, el habla nos puede convertir en esclavos de nosotros mismos, por el hecho de que somos responsables de nuestros propios actos, de la manera en la que decimos las cosas y a quienes nos dirigimos con ellas. Hay que ser consciente de las consecuencias que pueden llegar a surgir cuando uno habla y platica junto a otra persona porque no siempre ambos piensan lo mismo.

Uno también puede ser dueño de sus palabras, de lo que dice, a quién y de la manera en que lo hace. Nuestras palabras jamás serán rechazadas siempre y cuando uno no está insultando o molestando a la otra persona.

El silencio y las palabras son muy útiles para nuestras vidas, dejan siempre algo que aprender. Ambas palabras tienen aspectos buenos y a su vez algunos malos. Al guardas silencio uno a veces piensa que está más seguro porque lo sabe únicamente el dueño de las palabras y las palabras a veces pueden lastimar a algunas personas por esto es que debemos utilizarlas con cuidado. Debemos pensar antes de actuar, no siempre decir todo lo que se encuentra dentro de nuestras mentes, pero sí considerar lo que diremos.

Publicado en 4AC2018, Castellano, Literatura | 1 comentario

Endocrine System: hormones and their effects

1.A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs.

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3. Insulin helps control blood glucose levels by signaling the liver and muscle and fat cells to take in glucose from the blood. Insulin therefore helps cells to take in glucose to be used for energy. If the body has sufficient energy, insulin signals the liver to take up glucose and store it as glycogen.

 

Publicado en 4AC2018, biology, Biology virtual period | 1 comentario

Trabajo Practico de Matematica: Trigonometria

Nuestra profesora de matemática, Pia Dostal nos dio para hacer un trabajo practico en grupos que ella formo. En este, debíamos ir a la plaza a medir algunos objetos y luego hacer una presentación con cuentas, fotos y lo que hicimos en la plaza. Yo trabaje con Martina Ibarbia, Rosario Segura y Benjamin Mayol. Acá dejo nuestra presentación. 

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